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Emerging Issues and Best Practices in Juvenile Competency to Stand Trial

Mar 01, 2012 6:00 pm -
Mar 01, 2012 8:00 pm

Event Description

Forensic Series

Forensic psychology and forensic dimensions in clinical practice pose significant challenges and opportunities for professional practice, research, and consideration of the intersections among psychology, law, ethics, and public policy. The distinguished presenters in our Forensic Series highlight topics of importance.

Kimberly Larson, PhD, JD, instructor

Thursday, March 1, 2012 from 6 - 8 pm at MSPP

Juvenile Competency to Stand Trial (JCST) is nationally the focus of increasing attention.  This program provides an overview of emerging law, controversies and forensic “best practices” in assessment of JCST and interventions to assist juvenile defendants in attaining JCST.

Program Code: FP27
2 CE Credits
Location: at MSPP, West Roxbury/Boston

Kimberly Larson, JD, PhD, is a core faculty member in the MA in Forensic & Counseling Psychology Program at MSPP. Dr. Larson completed her law degree at Villanova University School of Law in 2006 and was admitted to the bar in New Jersey and Pennsylvania later that same year. She completed her joint PhD in Clinical Psychology at Drexel University in 2007. She is a former Postdoctoral Fellow in Forensic Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Law and Psychiatry Program. After completing her fellowship, she was hired as faculty in the Law and Psychiatry Program at UMass where she continues to conduct research and policy work with Thomas Grisso, PhD as part of the MacArthur Foundation’s National Youth Assistance Screening Project. Her current research interests include juvenile’s developmental capacities in legal contexts with a current emphasis on juvenile competence to stand trial. Her past clinical and forensic experience has included work with children, juveniles, and adults in correctional, inpatient, and outpatient settings where she has conducted evaluations including competence to stand trial, criminal responsibility, aid to sentencing, risk assessments, civil commitment, substance abuse, termination of parental rights/parental fitness, and custody and divorce evaluations.

Event Type:Continuing Education Program
Category:Forensic Psychology & Divorce
Early registration ends on Jan 10, 2012.
Regular registration starts on Jan 11, 2012 and ends on Feb 19, 2012.
Late registration starts on Feb 20, 2012.


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 Emerging Issues and Best Practices in JCST (FP27)
Member Fee: $45.00$45.00$45.00
Non-Member Fee: $45.00$45.00$45.00

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